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September 29, 2006

Jazz Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis to Appear in Victoria

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
University of Victoria
8:00 pm

Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis performs “Diplomatic Jazz”

Victoria Jazz Society is presenting an evening with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at the University of Victoria.

Jazz trumpeter Marsalis will perform in concert with his quintet featuring Dan Nimmer (piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Walter Blanding (saxophone), and Ali Jackson (drums).

Wynton Marsalis has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation, one of the world’s top classical trumpeters, a big band leader in the tradition of Duke Ellington, a brilliant composer, a devoted advocate for the Arts and a tireless and inspiring educator. His career includes over 30 albums, 9 Grammy’s, the first-ever Pulitzer Prize for a jazz artist, and countless honors from around the globe. His life is a portrait of discipline, dedication, sacrifice, and creative accomplishment.

The sound of Wynton Marsalis’ band is inspired by the basic principals of democracy. According to Marsalis, what you hear in a great jazz band is the sound of democracy. “The jazz band works best when participation is shaped by intelligent communication.” This intelligent, hard swinging interplay has made Marsalis’ bands a favourite among jazz musicians and audiences worldwide. The connection is the music, which mimics our valued way of life. Through jazz music Wynton Marsalis represents America all over the world. In so many diverse locations, from Prague to Warsaw, Seoul to Wellington, Paris to Istanbul, Santiago to Mexico City, Amarillo to Portland – you will find Wynton Marsalis sharing his vision of the union of jazz and democracy.

for more information visit www.vicjazz.bc.ca

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 – 8:00 p.m.
Wynton Marsalis Quintet
U Vic Centre Auditorium / University of Victoria
8:00 pm

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